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July 2018

Solution Provider Webinar: How to Justify Business Value From Your Employee Intranet

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Sam Keninger As communication professionals we know intranets are important.  But we sometimes lack the ability justify how they impact the business.  To dig deeper, Simpplr interviewed a panel of practitioners to learn different ways companies justify their employee communication programs. Join Sam Keninger, head of research at Simpplr, as he shares learnings about how you can map your intranet program to the bigger picture. In this webinar, you will learn: Ways to justify the intranet investment in terms…

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Webinar: Proactive Crisis Management Part 1, Activism

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Proactive Crisis Management: Activism: Part 1 Presented by John Deveney In 2018, brands are witnessing a wave of a new consumer activism. Since the beginning of 2016, one in five Americans has participated in some form of activist involvement. And many of them claim they plan on getting more active. Make sure that your brand is ready for whatever may come and tune in for part one of our two-part series on activist crisis management. An engaging introduction to preparing your…

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Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications…

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Webinar: Reactive Crisis Management Part 2, Activism

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by John Deveney A progressively energized community of activists is part of a new reality for brands and businesses, that calls for new rules of engagement for brands when it comes to their reputation. This rise in consumer activism brings a new host of risks and challenges that brand managers often ignore at their detriment. Make sure that your brand is ready for to react to activists engagement. Tune in for part two of our two-part series on activist…

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IABC Chicago 2018 Bronze Quill Awards Submission Deadline

July 23

Download the 2018 Call for Entries brochure and submit your entry. Chicago communicators can now enter the 2018 Bronze Quill Awards sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). As ‘the Oscar’ for Chicago-area communications professionals, the contest recognizes the best and brightest work from all communications disciplines completed during 2018 – from marketing and public relations to writers and digital media experts. Previous winners represent companies large and small, including Allstate, Boeing, ComEd, McDonald’s, Sprint,…

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Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications and public affairs for both…

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August 2018

Webinar: Take Control with Media Monitoring

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Dawn Smeaton PR and communication professionals do not like surprises. The last thing they want is to be in the dark when it comes to news—good or bad—affecting their organization. The answer to avoiding surprises? Knowing, before the other guys, everything there is to know about your world. What trends or opportunities are coming your way, what your competition is doing and where your industry is going. Media monitoring gives you that knowledge. In this webinar, you’ll: Learn…

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Karen Utterback Award Nominations Due

August 30

Each year, the IABC Chicago executive committee proudly presents the Karen Utterback Volunteer Award to one outstanding individual. Karen Utterback, ABC We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Award. To nominate a chapter member, fill out and submit your nomination by Friday, August 31, 2018. About the award The annual Karen Utterback Volunteer Award, which began in 2012, recognizes a seasoned professional who donates his/her time and talent to further the professional communications practice. The IABC Chicago executive committee honors one outstanding individual at our Bronze…

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September 2018

Webinar: Collaboration to Improve Department Communication

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collaboration to Improve Department Communication Presented by Shahara Wright Most department leaders will say that the C Suite doesn’t care if departments work together. However, managers know that it is necessary to complete the work that needs to be done. It often seems like it is impossible because of distrust and suspicion between departments. However, a company can only survive if a culture of communication, transparency and collaboration is embraced. Departments that struggle (or make no attempt) to cooperate with each…

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2018 Bronze Quill Awards Celebration

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildfire, 159 W. Erie
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us on September 27 for IABC Chicago’s premiere annual event celebrating our 2018 Bronze Quill Awards winners. Date: Thursday, September 27 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Wildfire 159 W. Erie Street Chicago, IL 60654 Dress:  Business attire Register Here On-site registration will be available. Bronze Quill Awards Ticket Options (includes appetizers, dinner and a soft bar)  IABC Member: $85.00 Non-Member: $95.00 Student:  $70.00 Group of 5: $375.00 All winning entries will be on display, and award recipients will be…

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